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    Good morning,

    Can someone please share your process for fetal strips storage? Are these still printed at your institution or just captured through GE CPN? Also what do you do for downtime?

    Thank you for your help!


    Hi Megan!

    We run paper strips and store them for 4 years UNLESS we cannot verify a true-solid-complete “e-strip” (like if there was downtime or if the patient wasn’t admitted quickly yet paper was running), then they are kept forever in storage. Downtime is paper and again kept forever. These “forever strips” as we call them are specially labeled with bright pink stickers that say “Paper fetal strip is to be stored FOREVER- do not destroy”.
    Hope this helps!

    Suzanne Ritter

    Hi Megan,
    We maintain ours in GE CPN and print them as needed from Archive. If we have downtime the paper strips are scanned into our EMR and we also keep the original strips in our warehouse to be maintained forever. We have very minimal downtime.
    I know it has been a while since you posted but if you have any additional questions please advise.

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